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    Adolescent relationship abuse studies

    The multi-year study, led by Jeff Temple: healthy relationship program reduces adolescent relationship abuse and physical violence

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    SARS-CoV-2 can infect testes, UTMB researchers find

    The findings could help explain symptoms that some men with COVID-19 have reported and have important implications for men’s health

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    UTMB awarded $11.3 million for new studies on Ebola

    The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded a $11.3 Million, multi-year grant to study immunopathogenesis of Ebola, and in particular to determine why cells infected with Ebola develop “immune system paralysis”

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Substantial Mental Health Impact From COVID-19 Measures Found in New Research

Findings from new University of Texas Medical Branch research suggest a substantial mental health impact of COVID-related mitigation measures such as stay-at-home orders. The study, which was published today in the JAMA Network Open, found an increase in the use of psychiatric medications coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic among both men and women, with a substantially higher increase among women.

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2021 President’s Cabinet Awards recipients announced

Eight original projects at the University of Texas Medical Branch have earned President’s Cabinet awards totaling $211,256. The projects include support for a comprehensive care clinic at St. Vincent’s House to provide post-discharge support to heart failure patients, the creation of private spaces to promote mindfulness and relaxation among healthcare staff during stressful work situations and the purchase of specialized freezers for storing vaccines to increase Varicella vaccination rates among postpartum mothers.

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Raimer named president of UTMB

The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved a measure Tuesday naming Dr. Ben Raimer the president of the University of Texas Medical Branch, effective immediately.